Topic: On Hong Kong’s status as an international financial and business hub
Date & Time : ＨＫ Sat 16 Apr 22 (10am to 12 noon) ; USA West：Fri 15 Apr 22（7pm to 9pm）
Registration: (whatsapp only) +852 9043 6468
Speaker: Dr. Allan Zeman
Host: Brian Wong
Brief Introduction: (Zoom will be in English):
Dr. Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP, founded the Colby International Group in 1975 to source and export fashion apparel to North America. In late 2000, The Colby International Group merged with Li & Fung Limited. Dr. Zeman then founded and is the Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group, a major property owner and developer in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong Area, one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist and entertainment districts. The new California Tower at the heart of Lan Kwai Fong which features cues to the Group’s flair for design and attracted the top leisure brands that will take the district to new heights. Having lived in Hong Kong for over 50 years, Dr. Zeman has been very involved in government services as well as community activities. Besides having been the Chairman of Hong Kong Ocean Park, a major theme park in Hong Kong, from July 2003 to June 2014, and is now an honorary advisor.
Dr. Zeman is a member of the board of Governors of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. Dr. Zeman was a member of the Board of West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, and the chairman of its Performing Arts Committee from 2008 to 2016and is now a honorary advisor and the Chairman of its Commercial Letting Panel. Dr. Zeman also serves as a Governor to the Our Hong Kong Foundation, a leading think-tank dedicated to promoting the long-term and overall interests of Hong Kong. In November 2015, Dr. Zeman was appointed to the board of directors of The Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund, launched by Alibaba Group. In March 2018, Dr. Zeman was appointed by the-then HKSAR Chief Executive to serve as a member of the HKSAR Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development, which seeks to provide advice and counsel to the Chief Executive on Hong Kong’s strategic positioning in the global and regional contexts and direction of economic development aiming at enhancing Hong Kong’s competitiveness and growth potential.
With his wealth of experience in business, public policy, and community service, Dr. Zeman will be addressing us on the upcoming Chief Executive race, Hong Kong’s political and economic trajectory, and how we can recover from the traumatic fifth wave of the pandemic.
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